I was more surprised than most when Rappler said George and Amal Clooney were supporting Maria Ressa, even if it has to contradict the Hague decision. I was involved in the events which led Amal Clooney, then Amal Alammudin to defend GMA in the International Court of Human Rights. It is a separate story itself. As I told former president Arroyo now Speaker Arroyo, I was with her mother, Baria Alammudin, editor of Foreign Affairs of Al Hayat to deliver her laundry to her Knightsbridge flat when I met her. I was surprised because I was part of every move that led to the UNHR decision. Indeed Amal told me then that she wanted to know if the news was true. The Lebanese born lawyer said I should have the permission of the principal (GMA) and her lawyers, one of whom was Larry Gadon. I was granted permission and her lawyers talked to Amal about GMA’s case, she did not say anything at the time. I got a phone call from her many weeks after, and said she … [Read more...] about Who is lying?
Who is true friend
(The Philippine Star) - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. – Genesis 14:18 Poet Samuel Foss wrote, “Let me live by the side of the road and be a friend to man” (“The House by the Side of the Road”). That’s what I want to be — a friend of people. I want to stand by the way, waiting for weary travelers. To look for those who have been battered and wronged by others, who carry the burden of a wounded and disillusioned heart. To nourish and refresh them with an encouraging word and send them on their way. I may not be able to “fix” them or their problems, but I can leave them with a blessing. Melchizedek, both the king of Salem and a priest, blessed Abram when he was returning weary from battle (Gen. 14). A “blessing” is more than a polite response to a sneeze. We bless others when we bring them to the One who is the source of … [Read more...] about Being a true friend
David Endriga & Catherine Huang Define True Love & Their Dream Wedding He is a brilliant doctor who rocks. She is a business scion who is simply down to earth. When David Endriga and Catherine Tantoco Huang walk down the aisle this month, all eyes will be on a brilliant couple seen as “a match made in heaven.” David is an orthopedic spine surgeon whose training in the US and Japan puts him among the best at the Philippine Orthopedic Center and St. Luke’s Global City. Catherine is an IT specialist who took her MBA at Manchester Business School before assuming her post as general manager of Marks & Spencer Philippines. Their marriage unites two highly respected families in business, education, food and retail. Both families are at the vanguard of Philippine art and culture, and the promotion of patriotic values. Catherine with dad Anthony Huang, president of Commonwealth Foods. David is a nationalist who could have worked … [Read more...] about David Endriga & Catherine Huang Define True Love & Their Dream Wedding
By Damien Cox Sports Columnist Mon., April 29, 2019 You had to like the snarl. The defence of a teammate with a snarl. That was how Morgan Rielly reacted last week when asked about the future of Jake Gardiner with the Maple Leafs. He didn’t go with the usual “well, we all know there will be changes” or “we’ve got a bunch of great guys in here” kind of stuff. Rielly, rarely caught using off-colour language, made it clear Gardiner is a “f---ing great player” and that the club needs him back. Period. Rielly was also the first one to talk on Hockey Night in Canada after the dispiriting Game 7 loss to Boston last week. He didn’t have much to say — “I’ll have to get back to you on that,” he said several times — but he was the kind of standup guy good teams need in tough situations like that. The kind of standup guy that makes a good captain. Article Continued Below And it’s … [Read more...] about Why Morgan Rielly is the Leafs’ most C-worthy option
A few years ago, an entrepreneur named Wade Eyerly dreamed up an airline that would allow California commuters to fly over heavy traffic. After putting down US$1 million (S$1.36 million) in non-refundable deposits on a fleet of air planes for his start-up, SurfAir, he was struggling to raise enough money to follow through on the purchase.Eyerly had been warned that the airline industry was cutthroat and his background prepared him to be especially wary of his adversaries – he was a former spy who had deployed to Iraq as part of the Department of Defence. But his back was against the wall. In an act of desperation, he cold-called a board member at a rival company, JetSuite.We all have rivals in our work lives. They’re our closest competitors; the individuals or groups we’re highly motivated to defeat. Although we often see them as enemies, our rivals can be our greatest allies.You can see this at the extreme in sports. A 2018 study of NCAA basketball teams found that … [Read more...] about Redefining ‘friendly competition: Your top rival can be your biggest ally